"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Farm to Table > Canning and Preserving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2016, 10:03 PM   #11
Head Chef
 
dragnlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,089
Constant temperature is a bit of a problem for me. My house is around 200 years old (and NO I did NOT buy it new!)

Up until last year I heated with a wood burning stove, so temps would flux all over the place. I have now gone to a propane fireplace (still no furnace) and the temp is a little bit more stable. It was a real problem springtime when I was incubating chicks.

But now that I think of it, I guess it just means it might take longer for fermentation to reach where I would want it. That's OK by me, got lots of time.

All right now! Gettin' into it. But first need to get family visits over with and then we'll buckle down.

I can see it now... Christmas dinner - Bratwurst und Sauerkraut mit die Kerzen am Baum angezündet. egads! I might even make some Pfefferkuchen! yummm, never made them but always a first time, along with the Sauerkraut!
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
dragnlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2016, 10:20 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,922
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragnlaw View Post
I can see it now... Christmas dinner - Bratwurst und Sauerkraut mit die Kerzen am Baum angezündet. egads! I might even make some Pfefferkuchen! yummm, never made them but always a first time, along with the Sauerkraut!
That's a great idea, dragnlaw! A German Christmas dinner. DH's mother and my father are both of German descent. I might even make my own bratwurst this year! Not the candles, though

Since DH gave me a KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas several years ago, we've been making springerles. I would never make them before because his mother's recipe calls for mixing the dough by hand for half an hour! Sorry. Not gonna do it
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2016, 11:11 PM   #13
Head Chef
 
dragnlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,089
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
of German descent. ** My maternal grandmother was of German descent. Bensch.

I might even make my own bratwurst this year! *** Oh Wow! never made sausages but remember my in-laws hysteria when they first tried it.

Not the candles, though **** I first saw real candles on real trees in Germany, we're talking the mid/late 50's here. I was stupified, just staring at those flames and waiting for the tree to ignite. It was very special to be invited upstairs to see the tree lit as obviously they were only lit on Christmas Eve. Not like every night from mid-November to mid-January, in ruddy North America!

we've been making springerles. ***** I'm embarrassed and ashamed to say I once had a beautiful springerles rolling pin. Alas I did not know what I had. I knew it was for springerle cookies but did not realize how special it was. At that time I had a ceramic studio and it was used to imprint clay. I'm kicking my a$$ now.
So let us know if you make those Bratwurst. Post us the recipe ... but only if they are successful
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
dragnlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2016, 12:13 AM   #14
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Prince George
Posts: 4
Sounds good. I'm at day 5 so I'll be testing it soon. Will let you know how it turns out.
__________________

__________________
FrankNBeans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sauerkraut

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.